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Tromsø - the gateway to your Arctic adventures ​

Visit Tromsø, Norway, the capital of the Arctic

Welcome to Tromsø, 350 km above the Arctic Circle! This beautiful and dynamic city is the perfect starting point for your Arctic travels: there are so many things to do! This is also where two magical natural phenomena occur: the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun.

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Tromsø - the Arctic Capital

Tromsø is known as the Arctic Capital due to its size, rich history and location. Tromsø is indeed the biggest city in Northern Norway and the third largest city north of the Arctic Circle anywhere in the world! Getting to Tromsø is easy thanks to its international airport (located 15 minutes from the city centre) and its port welcoming the Hurtigruten. 

 

It’s also easy to travel from Tromsø to other destinations in Northern Norway like Lofoten, Senja, the Lyngenfjord region or North Cape. Even though Tromsø lies just below 70° north, it’s not as cold as you may think! The average temperature in winter is between 1°C and -3°C, making it even more enjoyable!

Tromsø - A year-round adventure destination

Snowy Winter Tromsø

Tromsø is a lovely city nestled among beautiful mountains, fjords and islands. There are endless activities to do in the wonderful Arctic nature easily accessible from the city. In winter, popular tours include dog sledding, snowmobiling, whale watching, reindeer feeding and sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing – all tours including return transportation from Tromsø city centre.

Tromsø during Summertime

The summer season is the time to enjoy being on the water: you can go kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or join a fjord cruise around Tromsø.

If you are wondering how many days you should stay in Tromsø, there is so much to do that you can easily stay at least five days! You will find good accommodation (hotels, holiday homes, apartments…) in or close to the city centre.

SUMMER 2024: Go on a whale watching tour in Andenes

Go on a whale watching by Rigid Inflatable Boat in Andenes, and observe fin whales, sperm whales, and orcas.

A 2-day experience trip including scenic bus transport along  Norway’s National Scenic Route on the island of Senja and two ferry crossings between Kvaløya, Senja and Andøya, to the village of Andenes.

Daily departures by bus, from Tromsø, between the 15th of June and the 23rd of August.

If you are coming from Tromsø to join this tour, you will need an overnight to join a Whale Watching tour at Andenes.

SUMMER 2024: Visit the hidden gem of Senja during your Arctic Tromsø holiday

Join this self-guided trip, starting from Tromsø city and going along the National Scenic Route to the mesmerizing island of Senja include 1 scenic ferry trip and several photo stops as well as a delicious-tasting lunch platter in the idyllic Hamn resort.

Fill both your senses and your stomach with great memories on this compact sightseeing tour in Northern Norwegian landscapes.

Tromsø, the Arctic Capital

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Tromsø is known as the Arctic Capital due to its size, rich history and location. Tromsø is indeed the biggest city in Northern Norway and the third largest city north of the Arctic Circle anywhere in the world! Getting to Tromsø is easy thanks to its international airport (located 15 minutes from the city centre) and its port welcoming the Hurtigruten. 

 

It’s also easy to travel from Tromsø to other destinations in Northern Norway like Lofoten, Senja, the Lyngenfjord region or North Cape. Even though Tromsø lies just below 70° north, it’s not as cold as you may think! The average temperature in winter is between 1°C and -3°C, making it even more enjoyable!

Tromsø, a year-round adventure destination

Snowy Winter Tromsø

Tromsø is a lovely city nestled among beautiful mountains, fjords and islands. There are endless activities to do in the wonderful Arctic nature easily accessible from the city. In winter, popular tours include dog sledding, snowmobiling, whale watching, reindeer feeding and sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing – all tours including return transportation from Tromsø city centre.

Tromsø during Summertime

The summer season is the time to enjoy being on the water: you can go kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or join a fjord cruise around Tromsø. If you are wondering how many days you should stay in Tromsø, there is so much to do that you can easily stay at least five days! You will find good accommodation (hotels, holiday homes, apartments…) in or close to the city centre.

SUMMER 2024: Go on a whale watching tour in Andenes

Go on a whale watching by Rigid Inflatable Boat in Andenes, and observe fin whales, sperm whales, and orcas.

2-day experience trip including scenic bus transport along  Norway’s National Scenic Route on the island of Senja and two ferry crossings between Kvaløya, Senja and Andøya, to the village of Andenes.

Daily departures by bus, from Tromsø, between the 15th of June and the 23rd of August.

If you are coming from Tromsø to join this tour, you will need an overnight to join a Whale Watching tour at Andenes.

Visit the hidden gem of Senja during your Arctic Tromsø holiday

Join this self-guided trip, starting from Tromsø city and going along the National Scenic Route to the mesmerizing island of Senja include 1 scenic ferry trip and several photo stops as well as a delicious-tasting lunch platter in the idyllic Hamn resort.

Fill both your senses and your stomach with great memories on this compact sightseeing tour in Northern Norwegian landscapes.

Tromsø - The Land of the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun

Owing to its geographical position above the Arctic Circle and inside the aurora oval, Tromsø is one of the best places in Norway and the world to see the aurora borealis. To increase your chances of seeing this natural phenomenon, you can chase the Northern Lights on a guided tour. The best time to see the Northern Lights in Tromsø is from September to early April. 

Travelling to Tromsø in summer can be just as magical since it’s Midnight Sun season from mid-May to late July. As the sun never sets below the horizon, there is light 24/7! You will be mesmerized by the unique golden colours, especially around 1am when the sun is at its lowest skimming the surface of the sea.

ACCOMMODATION IN TROMSØ

Tromsø - A lively city full of culture and Arctic cuisine

You will also love Tromsø’s foodie and cultural scene. The charming city centre has a lot of tasty restaurants and cafes serving traditional Norwegian food. Are you wondering what to eat? Why not try cod, reindeer stew or even a whale steak!

In Tromsø, you will find interesting museums, cool art galleries and cultural events all year round like the Tromsø International Film Festival (January), the Bukta Tromsø Open Air Festival (July) and Rakettnatt Music and Arts Festival (August). If you like music, don’t forget to attend a Midnight Sun concert at the Arctic Cathedral, the city’s landmark.

Tromsø, a lively city full of culture and Arctic cuisine

You will also love Tromsø’s foodie and cultural scene. The charming city centre has a lot of tasty restaurants and cafes serving traditional Norwegian food. Are you wondering what to eat? Why not try cod, reindeer stew or even a whale steak!

In Tromsø, you will find interesting museums, cool art galleries and cultural events all year round like the Tromsø International Film Festival (January), the Bukta Tromsø Open Air Festival (July) and Rakettnatt Music and Arts Festival (August). If you like music, don’t forget to attend a Midnight Sun concert at the Arctic Cathedral, the city’s landmark.

We can show you where to eat, what to do and what to see in Tromsø.

You will find many tasty restaurants and cafes serving traditional Norwegian food (everything from waffles and sausages to Arctic cod and reindeer meat)

A wide range of souvenir shops can also be found around the city center, for you to find something nice to take home as a special reminder of your time in Tromsø.

We can show you where to eat, what to do and what to see in Tromsø. You will find many tasty restaurants and cafes serving traditional Norwegian food (everything from waffles and sausages to Arctic cod and reindeer meat), as well as a wide range of souvenir shops where you will find something nice to take home as a special reminder of your time in Tromsø.

white reindeer in snowy scene

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